F Bb F F Bb Bb F Bbsus4 Bb [ ] x2 F Gm Am Imagine her, all of her wealth, and in the arms of somebody else C I imagine her in bed F Gm Am With her communication skills, cabinet full of creams and pills C Paying the bills, being well read Dm7 C Dm7 C Bb You'll never understand, the wonderful mind of the woman Am C Powerful beauty in her eyes E D Look at that business woman, she's got a head on her shoulders E C Look at that business woman, she's not that much older than you And she reveals inner soul, stopped like the flutters in death's robes When she reveals her secret life All of the gifts come dear and swift, promise her anything only if You're gonna have to leave your wife She'll never understand, the wonderful mind of the woman Beautiful power in her eyes Look at that business woman, she's got a head on her shoulders Look at that business woman, she's not that much older than you F Bb F F Bb Bb F Bbsus4 Bb [ ] x2 E / / / D / / / E / / / C / / / And when she comes the stars explode, exquisite results in input mode Just when she comes she's suddenly gone Maybe you'll find her maybe you won't, maybe she loves you baby she don't Maybe you'll find you are alone You'll never comprehend, all of her means all of her ends Business woman in her eyes Look at that business woman, she's got a head on her shoulders Look at that business woman, she's not that much older than you (repeat) Transcription by Mick Anderson
C#m / / / / / / / A / / / F#m / / / [ ] x2 C#m Here comes the maven he's coming around A He's such a connoisseur he's such an autograph hound, yeah F#m He's got 60 yes men and they tend to agree There's a lawman built without any eyes He's got my number, but he's got your size, yeah And if you measure up a short trip could be wise E Gm Just turn the light off when you go E Gm Just tell the jury all you know Am Bm C Cm He'll send a sign to you over the sea There goes the maven sowing his seed One for the rock one for the hand that feeds, yeah He reaps the harvest with a sleight of hand Just say the magic word he's at your side Beware his tender touch his plans are chilly and wide, yeah Sleeps through the winter in a wide quiet land Just turn the light off when you go Just tell the jury all you know He'll send a sign to you over the sea C#m / / / / / / / A / / / F#m / / / [ ] x2 Here is the maven draining the cup He takes your arm then he eats you up, yeah There is a surfeit of everything you crave Here is the maven signing the cheque He bought us dinner so what the fucking heck, yeah There is a surplus of everything you save Just turn the light off when you go Just tell the jury all you know He'll send a sign to you over the sea C#m / / / / / / / A / / / F#m / / / [ ] Repeat and fade
Bb / Bb(add E) Bb F / Fmaj7 F C / / / / / / / [ ] x3 Bb F You must have heard about my little problem Bb F Oh come on, you must have heard about it Bb F C It's no ordinary problem, look in my eyes there can be no doubt about it Bb F Bb F And of course it gets worse at night, it gets late, things start to change Bb F Clock has stopped thermometer is bulging C Hot late night bound to make us estranged Bb F Bb F Soft and new, all over her shoulders, cold shadow in the glare of the glow Bb F Factory billboards on outskirts of city C Shine down new attractions to the traffic below Dm C Dm Remember this day, remember this room C Gm Bb Dm Bb Remember the singer singing I remember you, a sudden flash, a sudden light C Abandoning the afternoon as it sinks into night Bb / Bb(add E) Bb F / Fmaj7 F C / / / / / / / [ ] x3 Bb F Fluorescent bedroom flicker starts to teach me to wonder Bb F I hear a mandolin, in the springs Bb F Out the wardrobe floats the hint of a rumour C Dressed in your beloved's finest things Bb F Can you hear the voices that are constantly talking Bb F Am I only one to succumb to their roar Bb F C Well I know, the form it is taking, it's not making sense anymore Bb F The way you say, you just want to help me Bb F The way your clinging is slinging me under Bb F C The strength I need already denied me, your big ideas and your little wonder Dm C Dm Remember this day, remember this room C Gm Bb Dm Bb Remember the singer singing I remember you, a sudden flash, a sudden light C Abandoning the afternoon as it sinks into night Bb / Bb(add E) Bb F / Fmaj7 F C / / / / / / / [ ] x3 Bb F Some people don't come over because of the problem Bb F I heard the tough guy won't answer his phone Bb F C I wonder if he has the same kind of problem, a little difficulty of his own Bb F Bb F So take this plastic and rent me some wheels, or maybe I'll try to fly Bb F No reservations I'll see how it feels C When I'm over your house, up in the sky Bb F Bb F And when the sun is squeezing through the blinds, you will be far away Bb F Deep afternoon seeing the moon will have shined C Deep in your dream, I hear you say, say Bb F Bb F Have you heard about my little problem, I just know that it isn't a secret Bb F It's just a very ordinary problem C The secret doesn't matter if you keep it or leak it Bb / / / F / / / C / / / / / / / [ ] x3 Repeat and fade Transcription by Mick Anderson
Some notes about MLP:
Bb(add E) is played as a regular Bb barred on fret 1 without the barre:
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Also, if you want to play along with the CD you might find a problem. Some of the tracks on my "Sometime Anywhere" CD are not in perfect pitch. For MLP, I had to tune the guitar down about 1/3 of a semi-tone. You'll see what I mean if you try and get your guitar in tune with the song. As for you piano players ... my commiserations. :)
But for any of you wanting to do TABs or CRDs for the SA album keep in mind to make sure the song is in tune. On a couple of the songs I had to tune down about 1/2 a semitone. Other songs were in perfect tune, so I don't know what was going on in that studio at the time.
Brian Adds: When I saw The Church play this song live it was down a fourth from the recording. It looked much easier to play too - the opening chords are Fmaj7 and C. On each one lift your first finger off the C, then back on. I'm sure you get the idea !
C Fmaj7 She says it's ok G Am Fmaj7 The rent just went in entertainment, but who's gonna say C Fmaj7 It's just not my day G Am Fmaj7 She's got enough stuff to get real tough and she's not gonna play C Fmaj7 The holiday is over, the honeymoon is over, the garden's overgrown G Am Fmaj7 The trust is rusted, the rake's been busted, the seeds are sown C Fmaj7 The sounds of my breath, what do you expect, echo in the hall G Am Fmaj7 The ghost of a picture still haunts the master bedroom mirrored wall Dm7 Em7 Fmaj7 G I suppose you'd say she made a fool of me, oh but she has authority C Fmaj7 It used to be fine G Am Fmaj7 Days full of music, nights full of music, music all the time C Fmaj7 Invisible light G Am Fmaj7 I try my best but I transgressed it used to be fine C Fmaj7 The chances are used up, the finances used up, energy is low G Am Fmaj7 Letters are returned, lovers are spurned, delivered quite a blow C Fmaj7 The signs of disaster, I wouldn't put it past her, daggers in the dark G Am Fmaj7 The stale perfume in her old room, heart of the shark Dm7 Em7 Fmaj7 G I suppose you'd say she made a slave of me, oh but she has authority C Fmaj7 I guess that that's all G Am Fmaj7 The curtain comes down, the circus leaves town, leaves begin to fall C Fmaj7 I guess that that's it G The world keeps spinning, people keep sinning Am Fmaj7 All the rest is just bullshit C The shadow's getting longer, the widow's getting younger Fmaj7 The cup doth overflow G Am Fmaj7 The luxury of pity, babe this wasn't pretty, on with the show C Fmaj7 Life is a tangle, a one night triangle, some tangle of life limps G Am Fmaj7 You sleep like a baby, precious as a ruby, goodbye everything Dm7 Em7 Fmaj7 G I suppose you'd say she made a fool of me, oh but she has authority C / / / Fmaj7 / / / G / / / Am / Fmaj7 / C Words were all spoken, promises are broken Fmaj7 Sleepers are awoken, frogs are a-croakin' G Am Fmaj7 C Fires are a-smokin', gifts just a token of authority Mick Anderson transcribing again :)